3.9/10
14
1 user

Treno di panna (1988)

Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Bull Webster is a taxi driver with some work problems on his hands: the Spider Corporation, a giant financial holding company, has decided to buy out his taxi co-operative in order to make ... See full summary »

Director: Enzo Barboni
Stars: Bud Spencer, Carol Alt, Thierry Lhermitte
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

Via Montenapoleone in Milan is the ritziest street in the city and here the destinies of several characters, playboys, models and gays cross and diverge.

Director: Carlo Vanzina
Stars: Carol Alt, Renée Simonsen, Fabrizio Bentivoglio
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

"Ni Pour, Ni Contre" tracks the fall of a young TV camerawoman, Caty, after she becomes involved with a group of petty criminals and their enigmatic leader, Jean. The gang lives ... See full summary »

Director: Cédric Klapisch
Stars: Marie Gillain, Vincent Elbaz, Simon Abkarian
Bye Bye Baby (1988)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

A married couple from Milan is tempted into mutual betrayal during a holiday in Mauritius Islands.

Director: Enrico Oldoini
Stars: Carol Alt, Luca Barbareschi, Brigitte Nielsen
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

Marina is a woman who never says no...to men, money and fame! Determined to climb the social ladder, she works her way up from a marriage of a millionaire prince. At last, she's living the ... See full summary »

Director: Carlo Vanzina
Stars: Carol Alt, Elliott Gould, Jean Rochefort
Portfolio (1983)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Top models star in a drama revealing the guts of the fashion world.

Director: Robert Guralnick
Stars: Julie Wolfe, Carol Alt, Kelly Emberg
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Sergio Rubini ...
Giovanni Maimeri
...
Marsha Mellows
Cristina Marsillach ...
Jill
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
Secretary
Eric Duffield
Ludovico Einaudi
Maurizio Faulisi ...
Ron
Irene Grazioli ...
Tina
Simona Patitucci
Pietro Spica
Andrea Tacchia
Nicholas Wolfert ...
Homeless Man
...
Carmal
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Also Known As:

Cream Train  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A charmless movie adaptation of a fascinating novel
25 August 2003 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

This is the movie adaptation of Andrea De Carlo's novel "Treno di panna" (Cream train) which took a disenchanted yet charming look at West Coast America. Much of the charm of that plotless novel lied, I suppose, in the peculiar anti-hero attitude of the main character, who constantly lies, is cynical, apathetic, sometimes spiteful and simply flees aways situations that he can't handle anymore -- all this with that non-judgmental lightness which is one of the most agreeable identification marks of Italian culture in novel- and movie-making. Unfortunately, most of the charm is gone in this movie reduction where the main character is honest, frank (and he's all but thrown out of his first accommodation for this) and righteous -- as if movie adaptation required a puritanisation process. As a whole, a far flatter and faker character (not because of the acting, which is quite good). The other changes made to the plot (e.g., would-be writers replaced by would-be musicians, and the filming location chosen to be New York City and not California) are only to be expected, although the bleak-side California of the novel was memorable and I missed it.


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Treno di panna (1988) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?